$500,000 gift from The Gambrell Foundation brings total raised to $1.2 million, meaning historic Siloam School can now be moved and preserved
With a new gift of $500,000 from The Gambrell Foundation, the Charlotte Museum of History has raised $1.2 million to save the historic Siloam School, exceeding its original $1 million goal. A local Black community, centered on the Siloam Church in northeast Charlotte, built the school in the early 1920s to give their children a quality education despite segregation.Read More
Join the Charlotte Museum of History for a series of public events to learn about the history of Native peoples in the Carolinas
Events include: Documentary Film Screening about Native American music (November 3), Guided Tour of Catawba Pottery Exhibit (November 12), Homeschool Day emphasizing Catawba Pottery and Storytelling (November 14), and a Virtual Artist Talk with Alex Osborn (November 22). Most events are free with regular admission.Read More
“A Delicious Country” exhibit compares today’s Carolinas to 300 years ago
Meet journalist and exhibit creator Scott Huler as you explore his “A Delicious Country” exhibit on Oct. 15 at the Charlotte Museum of History, or take a history hike with Huler and other local guides at Reedy Creek Park on Oct. 16. Both events are free.Read More
2022 Mad About Modern home tour offers in-person and virtual options
Charlotte’s Mad About Modern home tour returns for its 11th year on Saturday, Sept. 24, as a hybrid event, with homes available to view in-person and online. Tickets include access to a special kickoff event on Sept. 22 at The Charlotte Museum of History, which presents the tour.Read More
2022 Mad About Modern home tour offers in-person and virtual options.
After two years of virtual-only tours, Charlotte's Mad About Modern home tour returns on Saturday, Sept. 24, as a hybrid event, with homes available to view both in-person and online.Read More
Go Behind the Scenes of Charlotte Signs Exhibit With Creator and Charlotte Native Christopher Lawing
Exhibit features iconic signs from The Penguin, Eastland Mall, JFG Coffee and more.
Meet photographer and exhibit creator Christopher Lawing on Saturday, Aug. 27, during a book talk at The Charlotte Museum of History. Attendees can explore Lawing’s “Charlotte: Signs of Home” exhibit now on display at the museum and get a signed copy of his book, “Charlotte: The Signs of the Times.”Read More
“A Delicious Country” retraces a British explorer’s 1701 expedition through the Carolinas on foot and by canoe.
British explorer John Lawson trekked through the Carolina colony in 1701, recording all he saw. Three centuries later, Raleigh journalist Scott Huler followed his trail, documenting what had changed and what remained the same. Their journeys are featured in a new exhibit, “A Delicious Country,” on display at The Charlotte Museum of History through March 2023.Read More
Event returns to The Charlotte Museum of History for the first time since 2019.
The Charlotte Museum of History will once again celebrate Independence Day with a Naturalization Ceremony for new U.S. citizens on Monday, July 4, at 11 a.m. The ceremony is free and open to the public.Read More
The Charlotte Museum of History has named Terri L. White as its new president & CEO, effective July 4. White comes to the museum after previous stints in development and operations roles at both the Heinz History Center and the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh and at the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum in D.C.Read More
Charlotte’s Final Chance to See Groundbreaking Exhibit About Schools for Black Children in Jim Crow South
Photography exhibit closes in Charlotte on June 18. Photos from the exhibit will become part of Smithsonian collection.
This is Charlotte’s last chance to see an exhibit with photos that are bound for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C. “A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools that Changed America” closes in Charlotte on June 18.Read More
Join The Charlotte Museum of History for two free events this spring highlighting the historic contributions of Indigenous peoples in the Charlotte…
First, join the museum on the campus of Davidson College on Saturday, May 28, for a guided walking tour of “Unshadowed Land,” an art installation that reflects on the history of the site as Indigenous land as well as a site of enslavement.Read More
Join The Charlotte Museum of History on Saturday, May 21, to celebrate Charlotte’s most legendary moment—the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence on May 20, 1775. Some historians say the MeckDec was America’s original declaration of independence.Read More
See History Museum at Night and Meet the Curator of a New Exhibit About the Legacy of 4,978 Jim Crow-Era Schools for Black Children
Meet Georgia-based photographer and author Andrew Feiler on Thursday, Apr. 21, during an evening event and book talk at The Charlotte Museum of History. Attendees can explore Feiler’s exhibit and get a signed copy of his book.Read More
Enjoy free history museum admission, take a guided tour of Catawba pottery exhibit and watch a special live-streamed event with the Catawba Nation.
Take a guided exhibit tour with The Charlotte Museum of History on Saturday, March 26, and learn about one of the oldest cultural traditions in the Carolinas, Catawba pottery.Read More
See new photography exhibit about schools for Black children in the segregated South.
Get free admission to The Charlotte Museum of History and celebrate Charlotte’s Black history and culture on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the annual African American Heritage Festival, hosted by the history museum.Read More
Get free admission to The Charlotte Museum of History and celebrate Charlotte’s Black history and culture on Feb. 26 at the annual African American Heritage Festival, hosted by the history museum.Read More